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Ashwagandha has amazing immunity-boosting benefits: According to The Herb Companion, taking one to two teaspoons twice or three times daily of Ashwagandha, a shrub extract used widely in Ayurvedic healing — or one 500 mg capsule of ashwagandha three times daily — is plenty to obtain its energy-boosting power.  This time-tested herb boosts immunity; improves memory and learning capacity; reduces stress; balances blood sugar; lowers bad cholesterol levels and reduces inflammation.

Basil works against acne: Recent research has shown that sweet basil oil and holy basil oil can help combat acne. This is thanks to the antibacterial properties of basil.

Rosemary increases brain power: Researchers from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom found that the amount of 1,8-cineole, a main chemical in rosemary oil, in the blood is linked with improved brain performance.

Parsley is effective against cancer: Studies show that myristicin, an organic compound found in the essential oil of parsley, not only inhibits tumor formation (especially in the lungs), but also activates the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps the molecule glutathione attach to, and fight against, oxidized molecules.

Cilantro can crush salmonella: In a recent study led by Isao Kubo, Ph.D at the University of Berkeley, laboratory tests have shown that this component of cilantro is two times as potent as the commonly-used allopathic antibiotic medicine gentamycin. This makes it a potent weapon against the dangerous salmonella bacteria.

Mint is a stomach soother: repeated trials on the benefits of mint have established it to be very effective against stomach disorders ranging from irritable bowel to dyspepsia and cramps.


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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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8:54PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

Excellent information-thank you! :-)

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7:07AM PST on Dec 12, 2012

Very interesting. Thanks.

7:38AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thank you Shubhra, for Sharing this!

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12:58AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

Thank you :)

8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Herbs are beautiful to look at while also being tasty. Love to grow these on the balcony in good weather and eventually inside when it is -40C.

10:16AM PDT on Jun 23, 2012


11:10AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

don't forget moubtain tea - sidera.

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